Registered: August 2002
Location: Aubrey, TX
Photoshop 7 + Wacom Intous 2 Tablet
Created a Fill-Layer, with "Noise", Overlay
Created second "Paint" layer (white)
Create third layer (for brush strokes.
Using Smudge tool (and MANY brushes, sizes, etc (too hard to track all the tablet settings)), I "brushed/stroked" until I had it the way I liked.
I did, at times, go back to the Paint level and added touches here and there.
Added another duplicated Paint layer, Desaturated and ran the Emboss filter on it, (height 1, 500%)
Added another Fill-layer in Overlay mode, filled with brush strokes.
Adjusted opacity and "touched-up" brush stoke areas to remove strokes where needed
This procedure was from the Photoshop 6 WOW book, I had done something previous and really liked the results.
Well, better late than never.